Tony La Russa Tries To Convince Us That The Diamondbacks Aren't Assholes

Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa is sick and tired of everyone giving his team shit for drilling opposing batters for petty and stupid reasons. He wants everyone to know that if you are going to pitch inside against the Diamondbacks, then you need to be ready for your star player to catch a fastball… » 8/06/14 12:21pm 8/06/14 12:21pm

Diamondbacks Peg Andrew McCutchen In Back; McCutchen Furious

Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen took a pitch to his back in Saturday night's game against the Diamondbacks. On a 2-0 count, Arizona reliever Randall Delgado plunked McCutchen. It looked painful, but McCutchen wasn't seriously injured. McCutchen was visibly furious, not at the beaning, but because of how it was… » 8/03/14 1:27pm 8/03/14 1:27pm

Andrew McCutchen Is An MVP (And The Pirates Are No Longer Jagoffs)

Andrew McCutchen was just named the MVP of the National League. And after two decades as a sad punchline, the Pittsburgh Pirates were a playoff team. The Buccos' immediate future looks promising, in no small part because they made sure to lock McCutchen into a long-term contract just as his star began to burn bright.… » 11/14/13 7:01pm 11/14/13 7:01pm

Andrew McCutchen Gets Hit By A 101 M.P.H. Fastball, Shows Us What A…

We've previously alerted you to the greatness of Andrew McCutchen, and last night he made us swoon once again. Even though his team lost 3-0 in the opening game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds, McCutchen gave us the highlight of the game when he took an Aroldis Chapman fireball square on the arm, and then… » 8/04/12 4:45pm 8/04/12 4:45pm

The Pittsburgh Pirates Will Not Be Ignored

For as sublime and most valuable that Andrew McCutchen's play has been this season, the truly exciting thing about the Pirates is that they're starting to become more than just one star player. To that end, the Pirates—12 games over .500 and with playoff odds standing at 57 percent—are going for it this season.… » 7/24/12 9:46pm 7/24/12 9:46pm

How Andrew McCutchen Became A Star And Redeemed Two Decades Of…

This is how Andrew McCutchen watched at least one of the MLB playoff games at home on television last fall: He stood up, assumed his batting stance, and timed his swing to the pitches as he saw them on the screen. McCutchen later shared this story with his agent, Steve Hammond, who could only laugh. » 7/24/12 1:35pm 7/24/12 1:35pm

Chris Carpenter Was Not Pleased With Himself After Giving Up A…

The highlight shows Derrek Lee bouncing out harmlessly to end the inning, but Andrew McCutchen had belted a two-run homer on the previous at-bat to tie the game at 4 in the seventh. Golly, Carpenter's reaction is a heckuva lot worse than what Jaws said during Monday Night Football, even if it was uttered in a moment… » 9/14/11 12:00pm 9/14/11 12:00pm